Rework tends to pose major challenges with steel businesses involved in manufacturing, fabrication and building. Having a direct impact to the bottom line, quality defects resulting in rework or scrap are a tremendous cost to steel businesses. Associated costs include quarantining inventory, re-inspecting, rescheduling, and capacity loss. In many steel businesses the total cost of defects is often a significant percentage of total manufacturing cost. Through employee involvement and Continuous Improvement we have found there is a huge opportunity to reduce defects for our customers.
The Steel Efficiency Review® process recommends operations and productions teams to make what the customer wants driven by standard procedures and controlled by quality standards. This will help eliminate rework and all costs associated with having to correct repeating issues and faults. We have found if you could eliminate or possibly reduce Rework the savings would be straight back on your bottom line improving the profit in your business.
Some Common Causes of Rework comprise:
- Unclear Standards And Design Specifications
- Non-Standardised Work Practices
- Training And Culture
Utilising the Steel Efficiency Review® to better understand businesses serving diverse industries, our SER® consultants have recommended the following 3 key solutions to help with Rework:
- ENABLING 5S IN YOUR OPERATIONS
- MEASURING QUALITY AS DETERMINED BY THE CUSTOMER
- MOVING TO A LEARNING CULTURE
We have found, our customers pursue the SER® as a vehicle to look at their business in a different way to make some small changes to reap big rewards. The Steel Efficiency Review® aims to provide recommendations to support our customer’s business and at the same time improve our product and service offer.
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